Dikir Farmasi: folk songs for health education
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 19:46 authored by Bahri, S, Lee, KS, Adenan, MA, Murugiah, MK, Khan, TM, Neoh, CF, Long, CM
In an effort to enhance public awareness, we develop Dikir Farmasi as an innovative approach to deliver health information. Dikir Farmasi combines the elements of dikir barat (a type of traditional folk song rhythm) and traditional sketches which are popular in the state of Kelantan, Malaysia. These sketches and dikir barat rhythmic songs, with lyrics touch on issues such as drug abuse and regulation are presented in an entertaining and humorous way. Health promotion messages are disseminated using Dikir Farmasi in the form of compact disks, video compact disks, stage performance, exhibition, social media, printed media (signboard, brochure and flyer).
Publication titleArts & Health
Department/SchoolSchool of Psychological Sciences
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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